Loretto sisters for women's ordination.
General superior of the Loretto Sisters, which is known as one of the most liberal Catholic orders, is Sister Jane McDonell, who also spoke for women's ordination: "We can't allow to have ourselves silenced," she said. "The is a moment of decision for those who have been waffling. This is an epiphany. We have to speak out. And I know that means we're going to enter into a martyrdom."
McDonell and other Loretto Sisters don't fear reprisals from the Holy See, according to a report by Cheryl Reed in the July 15th edtion of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star/Tribune. Reed writes that the women contend that each time the Vatican makes a statement on women's ordination and calls the ruling "definitive," another proclamation always follows.
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|Date:||Sep 1, 1998|
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